According to Voice of America on October 9, 2011, Hu Jintao, the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party stated in a ceremony celebrating the 100-year anniversary of 1911, the year of the Xinhai Revolution (named after the year in the Chinese calendar), that the CCP has been Sun Yat-sen’ most faithful successor.
Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the 1911 Revolution, ended the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China. Taiwan has been the home of the Republic of China since Chiang Kai-shek, Sun’s successor, fled the mainland in 1949. Sun’s ideal was to establish a republic with a democratic system similar to the United States, based on his three principles of nationalism, democracy, and the welfare of the people.
Hu Jintao said in the ceremony held in Beijing that the Chinese people have finally found the correct path and the core strength to realize the great rejuvenation of China. "The correct path is the socialist road with the Chinese characteristics; the core strength is the Chinese Communist Party."
Source: Voice of America, October 09, 2011